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as a popular uprising against the assad dictatorship which has ruled syria 42 years. one of the most experienced war correspondents covering the civil war in syria is our clarissa ward. she's recently returned from aleppo and joins us now at the broadcast center in new york. clarissa, what can you tell us about who might have been behind these bombings today? >> reporter: well, scott, so far no group has actually claimed responsibility for today's attacks, but there is no doubt that there is an increasing number of extremist groups operating on the ground in syria. they're using the same kind of terrorist tactics that we've seen in iraq and afghanistan and part of the reason for that is this influx of foreign fighters that we've seen into the country. our crew actually spent time in a safe house on the border of turkey that was filled with fighters who had come from northern africa, from other countries, and they said they had come to syria to fight jihad. >> pelley: this civil war which began about 18 months ago to overthrow the dictatorship was in those days all about democracy and
. in the syrian capital damascus, aresident bashar al-assad made a cere public appearance, laying a wreath to the mark of anniversary of the 1973 war against israel. sresident assad's regime is fighting for the survival, and it's unlikely that he wants to antagonize a powerful neighbor like turkey. but the bloody chaos that's cost housanf thousands of lives inside syria, now threatens to entangle other countries, even if they don't really want to fight. holly williams, cbs news, istanbul, turkey. gh axelrod: now to afghanistan where two u.s. soldiers were .illed today by insurgents. it happened in the eastern section of the country that's seen heavy fighting in recent months. tomorrow marks the 11th anniversary of the start of the fghan war. coming up, a vatican insider nvicteted. stay with us. >> axelrod: at the vatican the verdict is in-- the pope's butler did it, found guilty of stealing papers from his boss and leaking them to the press. alan pizzey has been following intrigueigue. o reporter: paolo gabriele's record of seven years of alithful service as the papal ogyler and his apolog
need to band together to persuade the assad regime to have a cease-fire. >> reporter: parts of the syrian city of lipo laid in rubles. following four explosions. syrian state tv said three suicide bombers detonated cars packed with explosives killing 34 people. three blasts went off within minutes of each other near military officer's club. a fourth struck near the chamber of commerce. the city has become one of the biggest battlegrounds in the 18 month fight between rebels and government forces. syria's parliament condemned the bombings referring to the rebels as terrorists trying to oust president bashir al assad. lipo has seen intense fighting but been rarely the target of suicide attacks. the explosions triggered panic among some residents who just want the conflict to end. >> it's been three weeks since the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya was attacked. four americans were killed. there are questions and criticism of the u.s. response to the attack. congress is opening its own investigation. at the state department margaret brennan reports secretary clinton promises a
to the syrian's request for freedom and he would do more to help the opposition against bashar al- assad. >> i'll work with our partners to identify and organize members of the opposition who share our whoes and then ensure that they obtain the arms they need to defeat assad's tanks and helicopters and fighter jets. >> reporter: romney also delivered his harshest assessment yet of the ministstration's evolving response to the attacks in libya. assauls latest assault can't be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting islam-- despite the heministration's attempts to convince us of that for so long. no, as the administration has finally conceded, these attacks erat the deliberate work of terrorists. they use violence to impose violr dark ideology and others. >> reporter: romney has been critical of the way the eyesident has handled libya, he iticalted humanitarian aid when ibe president advocated that but esidenhe president last year called for qaddafi's ouster, scott, romney accused him of omneng ad hoc determinations and saying he didn't have a long- term strategy. >> pelley: as you might imagi
with other nations to arm rebels in syria with weapons that can defeat president bashir al assad's army. at a rally in florida, romney promised to be a strong international leader if elected. >> when i'm president i'll take the care it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles that made america strong. >> reporter: the republican nominee couldn't resist taking another shot at the president's debate performance. >> now of course days later we're hearing his excuses and next january we'll watch him leave the white house for the last time. >> reporter: romney and the president have two more debates cancelleded. later this week is the vice presidential debate. now the obama camp is dismissing the romney speech saying it's a third or fourth time to explain his global intentions. on a fundraising note the president raised $181 million last month. >> there are two presidential debates left in campaign 2012. but on thursday the vice presidential candidates go head-to-head. usually there's little attention paid to the debate between vp candidates who rarely play a role who wins
nations general assembly yesterday, he criticized calls for president bashar al-assad to step down. one activist group says 40 people were killed yesterday. we're learning more about the taliban attack that killed three americans in afghanistan. a suicide bomber on a motorcycle struck just as a patrol of afghan police and nato troops got out of their vehicles at a market in eastern afghanistan yesterday. in all, 14 people died in the bombing. >>> eight american airlines jets have been grounded so inspectors can check out potential problems with passenger seats and their cabins. two american flights in three days were forced to land prematurely because seats came loose in mid flight. the first incident happened saturday when a 757 from boston to miami had to make an emergency landing when a row of seats came loose from the floor. >> we've got an unusual one for you. during climb out, passenger seats row 12 b, e, and f came loose out of the floor. passengers are unable to sit in that seat. we're thinking about going to kennedy to get the floor seats reattached to the aircraft. over. >> ok
in a main square. aleppo has seen intensified fighting lately between president assad's regime and the rebels trying to oust him. >>> two republican lawmakers claim state department officials in libya had requested tighter security before the deadly attacks on the consulate in benghazi. california congressman darrell issa and jason chavez of utah say they got their information directly from sources with knowledge of the events in libya. secretary of state hillary clinton is forming a committee to investigate the attacks. >>> federal investigators now believe several gunmen took part in the attack that killed a u.s. border patrol agent in arizona near the mexican border. 30-year-old nicholas ivie was killed in yesterday's shooting and a second agent was injured. the surviving agent is said to be in stable condition. there are no suspects so far. >>> american airlines says it has identified and solved the problem involving those seats that popped loose on two of its planes. an inspection turned up four other planes that had similar problems. american blames improperly installed c
president assad's crack down on the syrian uprising. >>> israeli air force video shows fighter jets shooting down a drone that crossed deep into israeli airspace. it was not immediately clear who launched the drone. but suspicion fell on the lebanese group hezbollah. this is the first violation of israeli airspace in 6 years. >>> great time to be a sports fan in the bay area. only problem, there aren't enough seats. how some as fans are trying to take the lid off the oakland coliseum. >> from the cbs 5 weather center, good evening, everybody. let's head back on outside and take a look at the pristine conditions in and around our bay area. this is our live cbs 5 weather camera aboard chopper 5 high in the skies. we continue to see all the activity associated with fleet week. we still have your full sunday forecast. that's straight ahead as eyewitness news continues right here on cbs 5. available seats just can't match the demand for playoff tickets. so: fans have st >>> it's a fantastic problem for the oakland as available seats just can't match th
for syrian president bashar al assad. it had been posted on youtube six days ago. a warning, some viewers may find the following video upsetting. it shows austin theiss being led away. blindfolded and in broken arabic, he recites portions of a prayer, and then shows signs of distre distress. >> oh, jesus. >> reporter: the disturbing video was not released on any known extremist website. the state department can't verify whether the man in the video is austin theiss, but friends say the man featured is the 41-year-old former marine. some suggested that the video may be staged, pointing to the clothing that is native to afghanistan, not syria, and the forced recitation of a prayer. >> almost as if they watched tapings and video clips of men and fighters in afghanistan and tried to mimic their behavior, but did so in a very poor manor. >> reporter: before theiss vanished, he had been reporting on the escalating violence in syria. >> reporter: prepared for an anticipated government counterattack. >> reporter: he had worked for cbs and other news organizations. the state department says he is bein
went off in a main square. aleppo has seen intensified fighting lately between president assad's regime and the rebels trying to oust him. >>> two republican lawmakers claim state department officials in libya had requested tighter security before the deadly attacks on the consulate in benghazi. california congressman darrell issa and jason chavez of utah say they got their information directly from sources with knowledge of the events in libya. secretary of state hillary clinton is forming a committee to investigate the attack. >>> federal investigators now believe several gunmen took part in the attack that killed a u.s. board patrol agent in arizona. 30-year-old nicholas ivie was killed in yesterday's shooting and a second agent was injured. the surviving agent is said to be in stable condition. so far there are no suspects identified. >>> american airlines says it has fixed the problem that caused those passenger seats to pop loose on two of its planes in flight. an inspection turned up four other planes had similar problems. american blames improperly installed clamps. >> they have
between president assad's regime and the rebels trying to oust him. >>> two republican lawmakers claim state department officials in libya had requested tighter security before the deadly attacks on the consulate in benghazi. california congressman darrell eye sa and jason chavez of utah say they got their information directly from sources with knowledge of the events in libya. secretary of state hillary clinton is forming a committee to investigate the attacks. >>> 6:15 now. federal investigators now believe several gunmen took part in that attack that killed a u.s. border patrol agent in arizona near the mexican border. 30-year-old nicholas ivie was killed in yesterday's shooting a second agent injured is in stable condition this morning. there are no suspects identified at this point. >>> it's :15. let's check the roads. >> check out this live look right now at the bay bridge toll plaza where it's getting busy. delays now in the fastrak and cash lanes with the metering lights turned on. it's backing up beyond the first overcrossing in the distance at least 10 pushing 15 minutes alre
government forces trying to outst the regime of president assad. tens of thousands of syrians are fleeing to turkey to flee the violence. >>> there were 13 threats against the embassy in benghazi before the attack in september. that's what a committee said it was told by a state department officer. a committee will hold a hearing next week on the growing controversy over the attack. >>> a new book says president obama had wanted to put osama bin laden on trial to demonstrate the u.s. commitment to due process under law but that was if bin laden had surrendered during the raid in which he was killed. the book by journalist mark bowden entitled the finish is due out october 16. >>> 5:19 now. we'll find out in about 10 minutes how many americans are signing up for jobless claims. this morning, the labor department releases the weekly report on new jobless claims. tomorrow will gives the september employment report. yesterday a private payroll company said u.s. businesses added slightly more workers than expected last month. >>> it appears the star of the show punked was the target of a hoax.
government forces continue to fight rebels who are trying to oust the regime of president assad. >>> a new book says president obama had wanted to put osama bin laden on trial to demonstrate the u.s. commitment to due process under law. but that was if bin laden had surrendered during the rate in which he was killed. the book by journalist mark bowden entitled "the" is due out october 16. >>> baseball history was made yesterday afternoon. coming up. >> and we want to hear why your school is cool. you can send your nomination on our website, cbssf.com/cool- school and we may feature school on the air so send them in. make baseball history... ann the west. >>> welcome back. we're hoping for clear skies over san francisco this weekend as everyone is looking up. fleet week kicks off this weekend. this is a photo taken by our own weather producer billy poone. partly cloudy cool weather on saturday and sunday. so definitely bring a jacket if you are heading out to watch the blue angels. a look at your seven-day forecast is coming up. >>> and the metering lights are on at the bay bridge toll pla
bashar al assad and says the president's strained relationship with israeli prime minister benjamin n netanyahu has emboldened enemies like iran. calling it intractable, monday he said he would work to resolve it. >> finally i'll recommit america to the goal of the democratic palestinian state, living side by side in peace and security with the jewish state of israel. >> reporter: romney has some momentum. another thing he has going for him is enthusiasm among his supporters. in that pew poll, you mentioned a fascinating thing in there, measuring how strongly your supporters are in your camp. in june and july, that number was in the 30s. today it's at 67%, a key indicator, or can be, of voter turnout. norah, charlie? >> thank you very much, jan. rudy giuliani, former mayor of new york, ran in 2008. in support of governor romney now, pleased to have you. >> charlie, good to be with you. >> when you look at this foreign policy speech, there was lots of criticism of president obama but few specifics, whether he would do something really different in terms of putting arms in syria or troo
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